Awards Night for the Year’s Harvest of Honors! On 12 February 2015 my daughter and I headed to the National Museum of the Philippines. She was going to take photos and I was going to blog. She writes as well, but that’s usually the arrangement when we go together in an event. This is our second time on this occasion. First was last year when it was held at the Resorts World Manila and Nora Aunor led the awardees. This year, the 7th Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) was led by Vilma Santos-Recto. In celebration of National Arts Month, Filipino artists who received the highest achievements in the previous year’s international competitions are recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Not in photo:SIEGE LEDESMA’s SHIFT; JOEL LAMANGAN’s KAMKAM; JUN ROBLES LANA for BARBER’S TALES; RONNIE QUIZON received the El Rey Award for Excellence in Acting in a Lead Role at the Barcelona International Film Festival for his performance in “Rekorder”; LAV DIAZ for Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon; HAZEL TAPALES ORENCIO was awarded the Boccalino D’Oro Independent Critics Award for her role from “From What It Was Before” at the Locarno International Film Festival; ALLEN DIZON has won two Best Actor awards for “Magkakabaung” (The Coffin Maker): from the 9th Harlem International Film Festival in New York, and the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival in Vietnam; MARK JUSTINE AGUILLON, Best Actor for the film Traffic Light “Semaporo” at the International Film Festival Manhattan in New York; ROBERTO REYES ANG’S “TNT” (Always on the Run) Best Ensemble Acting at the International Film Festival Manhattan; and MIGGS CUADERNO won an award in Paris France 20th Cheries Cheris International Film Festival.
NOVO CONCERTANTE MANILA won Grand Prize in the 49th Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Piesni Choralnej im. prof. Jana Szyrockiego in Poland. SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB is the Grand Prize Winner for Mixed Choir and for the Folklore Categories at the 3rd Asia Pacific Choir Games in Indonesia. ALVIN PAULIN (BOSCORALE) Best Conductor; got the Grand Prix in the Orientale Concentus VII Choral Festival in Singapore; and Gold Awards in Ensemble, Folk Song, and Equal Voices Junior Categories ALERON CHOIR got the Grand Prix at the 10th Busan International Choral Festival and Competition in South Korea.
MARIO CARDENAS Grand Prize, International Photography Awards JESUS RAMOS TEJADA Green Bees International Drawing Contest BROADCAST ARTS:
PATRICIA EVANGELISTA’s THE BARBER OF GUIUAN. She won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize.
There was a tribute to Abdulmari Imao, National Artist for Visual Arts who sculpted the Ani ng Dangal trophy. Abdul Imao passed away on December 16, 2014. The trophies were executed by Toym Imao. It is a stylized sarimanok that represents the Filipino artists’ achievements in the global stage.